IDDSI New Dysphagia Standards – What does it mean for Aged Care? Commencing 1st May 2019

New dysphagia standards commence today – 1st May, 2019. The new standards are known as  IDDSI – which stands for International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative.

Find out what aged care providers and workers need to know by listening to the interview with Colleen Kerr, Director of Optimal Speech Pathology.

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that includes problems with chewing, sucking and swallowing food or drinks. When left unmanaged dysphagia can have adverse effects such as malnutrition, dehydration, choking, and pneumonia.

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